Sometimes the simplest solution is the best
SACRAMENTO, CA- Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) announced that Assembly Bill (AB) 1733, has passed out of the Assembly Health Committee with unanimous support. AB 1733, which is jointly authored by Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) and Brian Maienschein (R-San Diego), would establish a fee waiver for people experiencing homelessness that need to obtain a certified copy of their birth record from the Department of Public Health or a state identification card from the Department of Motor Vehicles.
People experiencing homelessness rely on access to government programs and social services in order to obtain housing, employment, nutrition, health services, education, public assistance and other benefits. Nearly every state and federal program providing these services require an applicant to establish eligibility by producing proof of identity and/or proof of residence. The most common documents required are a certified birth record and a valid, government-issued photo identification card.
Source: Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva